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Dholavira

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Dholavira is a small town and archaeological site in Kutch, containing ruins of an ancient Indus Valley Civilization/Harappan city.

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Dholavira the second largest Harappan site in India and the fifth largest in South Asia. It was unearthed by Indian archaeologists in 1967 but excavations into the site only began since 1990.

Dholavira has one of the oldest water conservation systems in the world. Like Lothal, it went through all of the major phases of Indus Valley Civilisation, from early to late.

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On the whole, Dholavira is not as accessible as the other major Harappan sites in India. The closest airport is 250 km southwest of the site in Bhuj. A bus leaves daily from Bhuj at 14:00 and reaches Dholavira at 20:30. You can also hire a car or private driver.

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